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Mar 21, 2011 3:00pm EDT
therefore, the main task of latin america is to recover the lost time and tap all of its potential. we have lots of things in common with the u.s., fast, generous territory, homogeneous people, hardworking people. we don't have racial problems that affect some african countries or the wars that are waged in europe nor the religious conflict of europe itself. and therefore latin america is called to compromise or rather commitment with its own fate. and therefore we are looking forward to president obama's words. we are all left-handed. we have many coincidences. we studied in harvard, both of us. we are sportsmen. president obama continues to be a basketball player. i was in my time as well. i think the first lady of the u.s. is very good-looking, and president obama has said the same thing about the first lady of chile. there are plenty of 0 coincidences. but the most important one is the one we'll find this afternoon, and modestly if i could suggest to president obama, we hope to have a partnership that is two -- one where we have all responsibilities and not existentialism becau
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Mar 10, 2011 1:00pm EST
to viewers about that. i nt with a to quickly remind you about a cnn in america special, the fight over the construction of a mosque in the heart of the bible belt. called unwelcome, the muslims next door. debut sunday march 27th at 8:00 p.m. >>> these are not live pictures, this is from earlier. remember the standoff over the budget repair bill that was going to strip workers of bargaining rights, last night the state senate republicans passed the bill on their own after taking out a few fiscal provisions that required a larger quorum. this is how it's going over. not at all well with union members and teachers and other critics and majority lawmakers. late this morning police moved into lock the capitol down. you can see there seems to be a sit-in of some point. they wanteded to clear the protester out, ahead of the vote front of the final assembly which was supposed to happen an hour ago. the wisconsin bill would let public employees negotiate only their wages, not working condition or anything else that a typical union can negotiate. limit pay raises to the inflation rate unless the
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Mar 5, 2011 3:00pm EST
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Mar 6, 2011 2:00pm EST
to stop the radicalization within some muslims in america. so it will be interesting to see whether there is any interplay among the two groups today. since the rallies have just begun, impossible to say at this point. >> susan, we'll follow you throughout this hour. insight from a former diplomat akbar ahmed. he said he wants to help guide the direction of these hearings on capitol hill. we'll ask what he means by that. >>> dozens of police officers are being investigated for what they put on facebook. the controversial comments right after this. merica: we created the electricity that powered the alarm clocks and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. basic. preferred. at meineke i have options on oil changes. and now i get free roadside assi
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Mar 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
now, and they do now that the u.n. resolution passed. now that they're seeing america absolutely involved. up to that stage they did feel that the u.s. by taking so long to try to help how they could push this resolution through was in fact aligning with gadhafi forces. i had a number of libyans come up to me thanking and praising the united nations. many impressed by her attitude, statement as the united nations, and now they do have the sense that they're not in this alone, that the united states is effectively standing with them, that all of these international global leaders are by and large standing with them. randi? >> all right. arwa damon for us in ben gauzgh libya. thank you. >>> the focus of a devastated nation in japan remains on the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant and two hot reactors in particular. to gray smoke billowed from react 3 even after 1,000 tons of water was sprayed from fire trucks and cranes to try to keep fuel rods cooled. we haven't heard of new explosions on either site. on a hopeful side, all six hooked up to power cables but only two have power. that
CNN
Mar 7, 2011 9:00am EST
kabul and washington. >>> this week congress takes a closer look at radical islam in america. the muslim community says it is being singled out, demonized, in fact, for the acts of a few. we asked a muslim woman whose son was killed on 9/11 what she thinks. >>> nhl fights are part of the game but at what skos of the players. researchers have looked into the brain of a former enforcer and found evidence of trauma. >>> who will kate middleton be wearing when she says "i do"? the princess may share a look with lady gaga. we'll explain. >>> this week congress holds hearings on radical islams in america. peter king thinks al qaeda is recruiting and the muslim community isn't cooperating with authorities. king thinks the government needs to investigate. >> i have said the overwhelming majority of muslims are outstanding americans. but there is an effort to radicalize elements within the islamic community. right now there is an effort, this suspect just me, this is eric holder who says he worries about young muslim men being radicalized. >> protesters showed up in the rain to denounce the heari
CNN
Mar 7, 2011 1:00pm EST
'll see top to bottom coverage right here on cnn. i also want to draw your attention to a cnn in america special, "unwelcome: the muslims next door." soledad o'brien chronicles the dramatic fight over the building of a mosque in the heart of the bible belt. her special report airs sunday, march 27th at 8:00 p.m. eastern only on cnn. >>> on to other stories now, starting with the libyan civil war. pro-government troops appear to have taken on bin jawad. medical sources tell cnn at least five people were killed there yesterday. and air strike today targeted the main road into ras lanuf. an oil town that remains in the control of the opposition. in fact, many of the pipes, the pipelines in libya, lead to ras lanuf and shipped out. opposition forces responded with anti-aircraft fire. witnesses tell cnn that opposition forces also remain in control of misrata. seeing it here. a doctor says at least 42 people were killed there on sunday. >>> a supreme court ruling announced today gives a texas death row inmate another chance to prove his innocence. in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that dna e
CNN
Mar 10, 2011 9:00am EST
on radical islam in america. the house homeland security committee will listen to testimony. congressman peter king will lead the way. he wants to know more about how muslims in the u.s. are being turned into dangerous radicals. critics say he is unfairly singling out an entire community. we are covering the angles. you can believe it. you will definitely believe it. senior congressional correspondent dana bash has talked with king about why he thinks these hearings are needed and why he won't cave into his critics and one thing you definitely will hear. dana, this isn't the first time the hearings on radicalization hearings have happened since 9/11. explain why this hearing has gotten so much controversy this time around. >> reporter: you're exactly right, kate. on the senate side of the capitol. joe lieberman held half a dozen at least hearings. but he approached it in a different way. he called them things like looking at violent islamist extremism. different tone and different tenor that pete king is setting in calling his hearings looking at radicalization of muslims in america. tho
CNN
Mar 30, 2011 11:00am EDT
is six miles from the plant. it has been in the news since the earthquake and tsunami. america's top nuclear regulator is just back from japan answering questions on capitol hill right now. he promised to take action if the japanese pointed to short comings at the united states plants. this is leading to a question of nuclear storage sites for spent fuel to get them away from reactors. >>> the syrian president did not deliver on government reforms in a speech to parliament today. there was wide speculation that he would rollback the 1963 emergency law which gave also broad arrest powers. protesters have demanded reforms. >> translator: we are now with our conspiracy. worldwide conspiracy. this depends on what is happening in the arab world. >> so take a look at this video here. it really illustrates the frustration many are feeling. you see security officers swarming around a woman after she lungs at president assad's car. he was leaving parliament. it really is unclear what the motivation was for all of this. >>> libyan rebels are pulling back today giving ground now to moammar gadh
CNN
Mar 9, 2011 9:00am EST
about 24 hours, congress looks into radical islam right here in america. . >> i would say the overwhelming majority of muslims are outstanding patriots. obviously, there's a very small percentage have allied themselves with al qaeda. >> some people say the hearings are more like a witchhunt and put islam itself on trial. we will talk to a man who found that mosques make muslims good americans. george: hello mr. gec! linda: so, we're such huge fans - george: of yours...and would be really honored... linda: ...if you would marry us. me? linda: yea! you just seem so smart...so - george: british - sounding. i'm not really qualified to speak on matters of the heart. look i'll tell you this: when you insure more than one car geico you could save even more with our multi-car discount. i now pronounce you...thrifty! geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, th
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Mar 2, 2011 3:00pm EST
of people will be killed if america or the atlantic pact intervene in our country. >> want to get you a couple of quick words on other folks getting involved here. two u.s. warships in the suez canal, thousands of marines are on board. there are still no suggestions right now of those marines going on shore in libya. we are told the ships are carrying humanitarian equipment for libyan relief and evacuation efforts. however, we are still hearing calls for a no fly zone. in other words, allied aircraft patrolling libyan air space, skies, to keep gadhafi's air force grounded. listen to this. >> i believe the global community cannot be on the sidelines while airplanes are allowed to bomb and strafe. a no fly zone is not a long-term proposition, assuming the outcome is what all desire, and i believe we ought to be ready to implement it as necessary. p. >> also, we're hearing from secretary of of state hillary clinton saying libya's opposition is keen to be seen as taking on gadhafi on their own. >>> coming up next -- mike huckabee now says he misspoke when he talked about president obama g
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 11:00am EDT
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CNN
Mar 4, 2011 3:00pm EST
cover story, yes, america is in decline. there it is. i know within that you had some pretty telling statistics. you're also hosting this prime-time special sunday, "restoring the american dream getting back to number one," how do we do that? >> well, the first thing to realize is we're not number one in lots of categories. we're 23rd in infrastructure, 79th in elementary school enrollment around the world. our 15-year-olds come 15th or 24th in science and math depending on which tests you look at. i think we really have to focus on two things. one, we've got to spend a lot more money, time, energy investing in future growth for the country. that meansed education. that means science. that means technology. so, you know, that's one piece of it, which is we can't look at the budget and just say, well, everything has to be cut. we have to cut the parts of it that are consumption, that are waste, that is social security, the military, those are not areas which are going to create future growth. education, science, infrastructure is. the second part is, we've got to focus on young people
CNN
Mar 5, 2011 11:00am EST
that has an impact on every household in america. soaring gas prices. the unrest in libya is helping fuel that surge. since yesterday, you're paying on average two cents more for a gallon of regular unleaded. the national average, $3.49. and this is going to shock you. this time last year, the average price for that same gallon of gasoline was $2.72. higher gas prices are tied to the jump in the price of oil. it's above $104 a barrel right now. investors are worried about supply disruption if the unrest in north africa and the middle east keeps spread iing. the fight for libya is now in its 19th day. the violence escalating every hour. rebels capture ras lanuf. but forces loyal to moammar gadhafi are striking back on the ground and also from the air. new offensives under way in the town of zawiya, a half hour from the capital of tripoli. it has changed hands several times in recent days. right now the rebels are in control. we've been talking to a resident of zawiya. for his own safety, we won't identify him. we do have him with us to tell us exactly what's happening there. sir, can you h
CNN
Mar 11, 2011 11:00am EST
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Mar 14, 2011 3:00pm EDT
] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ basic. preferred. at meineke i have options on oil changes. and now i get free roadside assistance with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> more on the crisis in japan we were just talking about. nuclear physicist kenneth bergeron is here with us. kenneth thank you for coming on as we're trying to wrap our heads around what's at stake in japan. we've had two explosions now at two separate reactors. is that as frightening as it sounds? explain to me, when we talk explosion, what really happens? >> well, the explosions were a result of the accumulation of hydrogen gas in the floors of the reactor building above the containment area. the hydrogen is a product of a nuclear reactor that's in trouble. when the fuel rods are not covered completely with water, they get very hot. there's steam in the environment. a combination of steam and the metal coll
CNN
Mar 15, 2011 3:00pm EDT
states, given the interest in clean, abundant and cheap energy. that nuclear renaissance in america is now in danger. right now one-fifth of america's electricity comes from 104 nuclear reactors. they're expensive. companies were loathed to build them, given the tangle of regulations so the federal government offered loan guarantees to get operators to invest their money. president obama is asking for $36 billion for nuclear power in this year's proposed budget. 12 applications right now for construction and licenses. but real safety issues during unforeseen catastrophic events like what happened in japan will have to be addressed by the industry. we still need alternatives to oil and coal, but we'll have to see whether more nuclear generated electricity is part of our future. that's it for me now. brooke baldwin takes over with "newsroom". >>> we are going to take you to libya. we'll take you to egypt, even texas over the course of the next two hours. >>> first, it's wednesday morning in japan where aftershocks continue to rattle buildings and nerves as well. listen. >> oh, my god.
CNN
Mar 30, 2011 9:00am EDT
later this morning and that speech will focus on america's energy security and it comes amid two major stories that could shape energy policy. the first, the instability in the arab world and the concerns that are pushing up oil and gas prices. the other, the deepening crisis in japan and renewed concerns about nuclear power as an alternative energy source. we will have live coverage of president obama's speech at georgetown university, scheduled in a couple of hours at 11:20 eastern and 8:20 pacific. >>> next hour, we bring on bill nye, the science guy and ask him what the president needs to tell the nation and talk about how the white house has a cursed hand when it comes to energy policy from aftershore nuclear power and greenhouse gases. >>> coming up, concerns on how they are sleeping in the japanese nuclear plant and what they are eating. >>> a traffic stop years ago comes back to haunt ohio's embattled governor who is locked in the grips of a tough budget battle. >> police officers are used to being called names. i don't think they are used to being called names by the governor
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Mar 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
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Mar 13, 2011 10:00pm EDT
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Mar 24, 2011 1:00pm EDT
, that never gets to america, that stuff isn't in our air, the winds blow offshore, they come and they go. i found this amazing epa monitor, and i will put this on my twitter site in a second, chadmyerscnn all one word. you can go to every big city in the country, click on your city and look at your current radiation level. i'm going to go ahead and put this on there, you can click that on. here's san francisco. here is the earthquake, so somewhere in here was the accident, look at the levels along san francisco, all the way through there. today levels on this monitor have been thousands of times below this level. somewhere in here, maybe that little spike right there, maybe that little bump right there, that may have been something. we're going to right there, that's the grand junction, colorado. there it comes, okay. so on a big day, there's a lot of sunshine. grand junction, high in the sky, not protected by the lower atmosphere. so you get these big spikes up and down. >> just because of the altitude? >> just because of the altitude and because the sun comes out. on a nonsunny day, there
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Mar 9, 2011 1:00pm EST
of muslims in america. to some akin to joseph mccarthy's 1950s communist witch hunt. peter king is the modern-day joseph mccarthy. >> i would say, first of all, there's no basis for it. secondly, i tell people wait and watch and listen to the hearing. >> reporter: king has not always been at odds with muslim americans. in the 1990s, he backed u.s. action in the balkans to defend muslims there. >> i was not popular in my district. but i did it because it was the right thing to do. i thought the muslim community in those countries is being victimized. >> reporter: he had a close bond with leaders of this mosque and others in his new york district. then came 9/11. >> it switched when i saw the muslim american community not responding the way they should have. when they were trying to cover up for al qaeda, when they were trying to blame it on jews and the fbi, the cia, i couldn't believe what i was hearing. >> reporter: like comments from now former friends like ghazi khankan. >> i said we should also investigate the possibility of israel being involved. and that changed his opinion 100%. >> rep
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Mar 9, 2011 3:00pm EST
find a disproportionate amount of muslims if you look at extremism in america. great conversation. rabbi shmuley boteach, thank you. dean, thank you, father albert cutie, always a pleasure. i hope you'll all three come back and talk to us more. this is a very pressing issue. we'll follow those hearing s closely tomorrow. for now, my good friend brooke baldwin takes over. >>> as you know, we are right now in the midst of a very rough day of wild weather in the deep south. in fact, there's a small town just about 15 miles south of mobile in alabama called theodore in what is believed to be a tornado created what one witness calls 30 seconds of pure hell. look at some of the damage there. roofs just destroyed. we have our own cnn producer stephanie oswald in theodore. they will be our eyes and ears on the ground in a matter of minutes. >>> but first, breaking this afternoon, the libyan government has just announced a huge reward for the arrest of the man who is leading the opposition to moammar gadhafi. despite all the reports that gadhafi himself was in talks to step aside, he is sh
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Mar 23, 2011 3:00pm EDT
been in south america for the past couple of days, but he has now cut his latin america trip short to return to washington. air force one has just taken off from elle sal ra dor and in an exclusive interview with cnn the president says the coalition air strikes on libya's military has already saved lives. >> gadhafi had turned his troops on his people and said that they should go into benghazi, a city of 700,000 people, and show no mercy. and because the international community rallied his troops have now pulled back from benghazi. >> also need to tell you that defense secretary robert gates arrived in cairo today. you know the geography, folks. it's right next to libya. this is gates' first trip to the region since the coalition started striking libya's military. of course he was asked about the possibility of negotiating with moammar gadhafi. >> gadhafi has basically sworn that he will show no mercy to anybody who has been in opposition. that's not exactly an invitation to negotiate. it seems to me that if there is a mediation to be done it is, if there is a role to be played, it
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Mar 8, 2011 1:00pm EST
for that? let's take him at face value, that he wants to learn how muslims in america and possibly american-born muslims get drawn into terrorism or radicalism? that in itself is a good question. is there some problem with the way he's doing this, or do you think it's a fair question that we will find fair answers to, as the type that you've been describing? >> i think the fastest way for him to learn is to engage with the community directly. shortly after 9/11, my organization was invited by the fbi to speak to agents about who muslims were and muslim issues so that they would get educated. we trained 1600 fbi agents and then gave them access to our mosques. they came in and they told the people who were very scared at the time to engage with law enforcement. and they told people the crowds and people who were praying that you don't have to fear us. we are here to protect you. and this is the way you engage us. and this is criminal activity. and here's an 800 number. this is the kind of cooperation that has been going on already. and we need to scale that up. and i know my community, the m
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Mar 11, 2011 3:00pm EST
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Mar 19, 2011 11:00am EDT
will be speaking. we're waiting for those comment at any moment now. he's on a five-day tour of latin america. right now in brazil. brazil one of five countries which on stained from that u.n. resolution, making this somewhat of an awkward visit for u.s. president barack obama. [ male announcer ] this is james. the morning after the big move starts with back pain... and a choice. take advil now... and maybe up to 4 in a day. or, choose aleve and 2 pills for a day free of pain. smart move. ♪ with heart-related chest pain or a heart attack known as acs, you may not want to face the fact that you're at greater risk of a heart attack or stroke. plavix helps protect people with acs against heart attack or stroke: people like you. it's one of the most researched prescription medicines. goes beyond what they do alone by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking and forming dangerous clots. plavix. protection against heart attack or stroke in people with acs. [ female announcer ] plavix is not for everyone. certain genetic factors and some medicines such as prilosec reduce the effect of plavix
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Mar 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
america right now. but, richard, you talk about that paper and the words written on it. there's so much talk about the actual no-fly zone, but there is so much more to this resolution. remind people watching now, it's not just a resolution imposing a no-fly zone. >> this was very, very interesting discussions at the united nations, how quickly it changed -- >> i apologize, here, richard. i apologize. we do have the president starting to speak. as i do that we start to lose the signal. having an issue with our satellite there. we did pop right back up last time we had this, hoping it will open again. richard, eyelet will yi'll let the no-fly zone. i apologize if i do have to interrupt you gep if we get the president back. >> it appears it was a quick turn in u.s. government circles as president obama, susan rice, u.s. ambassador, secretary clinton got on board with more of the muscular approach towards handling the gadhafi situation. in fact, gadhafi's government may have brought on the quick pace themselves as their tanks and troops retook towns held by rebels. they were probably very h
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Mar 5, 2011 12:00pm EST
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Mar 5, 2011 4:00pm EST
that might help you build up your part of america. for all of us on board the cnn express, i'm tom foreman. we'll see you down the road. >>> and i'm tom foreman in today for fredricka whitfield. here's what we're watching this hour. marisol garcia is unaccounted for. you may remember her. she made news last year when at just 20 years old she became police chief in one of the most violent towns on the u.s./mexico border. now she's not been seen for several days. a mexican newspaper reports that she's fled to the u.s. for safety. the mayor of her town says, no, she's on personal leave. we have no way of knowing which one is true. >>> libya, a transition council has formed not in tripoli but to the east in benghazi, which is held by rebels. the new council calls itself the only legitimate government in libya. this is big news. we'll have more on that in just a second. >>> and the nfl players and owners have another week to hammer out a labor agreement. both sides say in fact they're still talking and that's a hopeful sign. >>> there really are two libyas today. the chaotic libya of the presen
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Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
towards hawaii and maybe even toward the south coast of south america but a significant portion of this wave propagating toward the western coast of the u.s. i have seen a 12-inch wave in crescent city become a five foot wave because of the way the crescent beach is shaped. this could happen in any of those beaches along the west coast of the u.s. it's about an hour to an hour and a half away. we know that by the colors of the bands and how many hours it would take. it took about 7 1/2 hours from the quake and the disturbance to get to hawaii. if you look at the lines, that's another hour to get to about van kurve and maybe an hour and a half to get to seattle, portland, and then all of those coastal cities up and down the oe east coast a lot of sirens are going off on the west coast. that means you must get to higher ground. i know a five foot wave doesn't sound like much but when it comes on shore from charleston to crescent city at 7:23 a.m. and san francisco 8:00 pacific standard time two hours away but you have time. when that five foot wave comes on shore it has so much fo
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Mar 10, 2011 3:00pm EST
the controversial hearing in washington on how some muslims in america are being radicalized. congressman peter king called for the hearing and will be joining me in a couple minutes. i want to begin with a story that you are outraged by just as much as i am. i'm talking about that little girl in tiny cleveland, texas, told they are principal she was gang raped. now her town has been rocked by these allegations that 18 men and schoolboys possibly more here, assaulted this 11-year-old child. a child. think about that for a moment. the suspects 18 of them range in age from middle schoolers all the way up to a 27-year-old. some of them allegedly recorded this gang rape on their cell phones. and they spread it around school. court documents paint a brutal picture as to what happened as one young man after another forced that sixth grade girl into hours of sex. but the defense says the girl is not completely innocent. they say she consented. she wasn't kidnapped. and that is precisely why i want to bring in lisa fal can berg with the houston kron kral. i tell you what, i want to read the first couple of
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Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
a quarter of america. we gave your kids a cleaner ride to school. kept the lights on during a calm day at the wind farm. heated 57 million u.s. homes. simmered grandma's chicken noodle soup. melted tons of recycled glass. roasted millions of coffee beans. provided electricity for nearly 29 million home computers. heated your bathwater. cooked your takeout. lit your way home. we helped america import less of its energy. cleared the air by burning cleaner than other fuel sources, with less pollutants and no mercury. and tomorrow, we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. than the bmw 7-series or mercedes s-class... making the decision to own a jaguar just as rational as it is emotional. >>> surviving the earthquake and tsunami is the beginning for many in japan. the disaster ripped countless japanese families apart. >> translator: my wife is missing. she was at work near the airport. i know where my children are but my wife has not been found yet. >> i managed to survive but my daug
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Mar 1, 2011 1:00pm EST
formula. [ male announcer ] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ >>> top cars of 2011. the magazine put 270 through the test. they narrowed it down to ten. all of them unveiled in the new issue coming out next week. earlier today, ali velshi checked out some of the cars. they started with an american car they put on top of their sports car list. the hyundai. >> this one came out a few years ago and it was a good car, but each year, they've improved it. this year, it's a 2011, comes with a new five liter engine. it's veriable. >> the elantra, small car. >> the old one was in our ratings. this one has come a long way. 39 miles to the gallon. >> more efficient than some hybrids out there. >> it does. the nice thing about this car, $18,000, got a good amount of room inside. the interior is very nice. >> take a look inside this backseat. i don't know if you guys can get up this car. it's fine. this thing can a
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Mar 27, 2011 10:00pm EDT
the muslim world was the start of something. he said he wanted to try and change america's standing and its place in people's minds and in the world. a lot of people called him on it. these rebellions all over the middle east amount to a lot of young people saying, okay, you want to change your role, come support us. in egypt, he began to do that. in libya, he's trying to take another step, an emerging doctrine, again, very controversial, politically unpopular in many quarters. that's what i'm going to be listening for tomorrow, is there an obama doctrine? is he really serious about realigning america so groups like nato or even the arab league will have some influence over our foreign policy. he wants to make sure america is not simply going it alone. i'm expecting to hear him explain exactly how the united states will step back and let others step forward. >> errol louis, thank you, sir. >> thank you, don. >> the president will address the nation about libya tomorrow night. cnn will bring it live to you with coverage starting 7:00 p.m. eastern. the president speaks at 7:30. >>> another ea
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Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
to it and manages to lift himself up. i think down in south america. national geographic tried this and they god 300 helium-filled balloons and it's enough to lift it up. >> i don't have the courage at all! >> no word of any pesky little tweens out there trying to take it down. >> all of the factors. the birds. aren't they going to burst at some point? i don't know. >> it looked pretty, though. >> did. but good luck to them. i wonder how it actually came down. >> nice and easy. >> check back with you in a bit. >>> charlie sheen is calling himself an unemployed winner this morning. warner brothers television fired the actor from his hit show "two and a half men" yesterday after a string of public rants against the show's creators and his admitted drug use. sheen has threatened to sue cbs for shutting down the show. he was earning nearly $2 million an episode. on his twitter page, sheen writes, quote, born small. now huge. winning. bring it. i guess that is signed unemployed winner? take a look at who else is hitting twitter now trying to capitalize on the sheen drama and his catch phrases. mcdonald's
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Mar 12, 2011 10:00am EST
in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. t adththod it's dif - alcium crhea ♪ >>> we want to welcome our worldwide audience back to our special coverage of the disaster in japan. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm becky anderson in london. thank you very much indeed for watching. it's 12:30 in the morning in japan. it's sunday there. the biggest concern this hour, an explosion at a nuclear power plant. aftershocks continue to rattle nerve s and the ground. the latest struck within the past couple of hour. several countries coming to the aid of japan. a search and rescue team from los angeles is among those emergency personnel headed there. more than 180 aftershocks recorded since the earthquake and tsunami struck ja
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Mar 5, 2011 2:00pm EST
'll take a regular walk this week as part of "building up america" series. all last year, this year, as well, finding stories of people succeeding despite the economic hard times and one that we found in a recent trip is an online retail company doing a booming business by focusing on the customer. i visited zappos as part of cnn's on going series "building up america" and discovered another one of their secrets to their success. 24/7, two by two zappos is moving shoes. more than a million dollars a year in internet sales. >> thank you for calling zappos. >> reporter: not bad for a company started a dozen years ago with radical concept. success is about service. >> okay. no problem. >> reporter: not selling. ceo tony hsieh. >> culture isn't just important but a number one priority of the company. >> reporter: the culture is everywhere. employees decorate as they choose enjoying an unbelievable array of company services, inclutding free lunch, ice cream, massages, we asked the guide ray about the business environment. >> this is a business meeting? >> business meeting. >> reporter: t
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Mar 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
pad. somewhere in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier. all to become the kind of city people want to live and work in. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. hey babe. oh, hi honey! so i went to the doctor today, then picked up a few extra things for the baby. oh boy... i used our slate card with blueprint. we can design our own plan to avoid interest by paying off diapers and things each month. and for the bigger stuff, we can pay down our balance faster to save money on interest. bigger? bigger. announcer: chase slate with blueprint helps you save money on life's little surprises. trip...lets... announcer: start your path to saving today. call 855-get-slate. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 if anything, it was a little too much. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 but the moment they had my money? nothing. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 no phone calls, no feedback, tdd# 1-800-
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Mar 6, 2011 7:00pm EST
a small minority is a threat to america that needs to be explored. >>> reminders today of the bp oil spill which happened a year ago next month. an oil rig caught fire in the gulf of mexico, leading to the rescue of two workers. the coast guard says the oil platform is 50 miles off the coast of louisiana. coast guard crews pulled the two survivors from a ship, which had retrieved the men from the water. officials say the two had escaped the platform fire by using a life capsule. the rig is owned by arena. no word on the cause, but the fire is reportedly out. >>> federal authorities say they're seeing an increase in the number of vacant homes in the atlanta area being occupied by anti-government groups -- an anti government group. late last week, the s.w.a.t. team evicted members of the so-called sovereign citizens from a home in riverdale, georgia after receiving what they called a veiled threat. deputies say a couple had been living illegally in the home for months. sovereign citizen group doesn't believe in paying taxes or obeying state or federal laws. >> i'm just a person that's a pilg
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Mar 7, 2011 3:00pm EST
. with xerox, you're ready for real business. [ male announcer ] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ p. >>> let's talk about afghanistan. let's nail this down. first take a look at this scene from sunday. death to america, shake on karzai. so why all the anger? and why is defense secretary robert gates having to say he's sorry, apologizing today to american-backed president hamid karzai. here is secretary gates. >> this breaks our heart. not only is their loss a tragedy for their families, it is a setback for our relationship with the afghan people whose security is our chief concern. >> so civilian deaths, again, an issue in afghanistan. i want to bring in barbara starr. apparently the incident happened last week that caused the problem between president karzai and david petraeus. you and i spoke about that last week. today, barbara, what can you tell me about that and what about the pressure mounting on ka
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Mar 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> and ed henry is traveling with the u.s. president obama in south america. and in japan martin savidge is live in tokyo. >> retired general wesley clark and psychologist wendy walsh join us for analysis. >> i want to welcome our international viewers from around the world. i'm don lemon. >> and i'm jonathan mann from cnn international. let's get you caught up now on the latest news. >> we start in libya where the u.s. fired the first missiles inside libya just a short time ago. before that, french fighter jets made the first strike against moammar gadhafi's forces, destroying military vehicles. the international community is enforcing the u.n.'s no-fly zone over libya, pressuring gadhafi to stop killing his own people. we'll have a live report from tripoli in just a few minutes. >>> president obama, meantime, weighing in on the libya situation in brazil, the first day of his five-day trip. the president emphasized this is an international operation, the u.s. only playing its part along with a number of others. he also said the use of force was not the first choice but the international
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Mar 20, 2011 2:00pm EDT
that we can make together. when you think about it, the journeys of the united states of america and brazil began in similar ways. our lands are rich with god's creation. home to ancient and indigenous peoples. from overseas, the americas were discovered by men who sought a new world. and settled buy pioneers who pushed westward. we became colonies claimed by distant crowns, but soon declared our independence. we then welcomed waves of immigrants to our shores. and eventually after a long struggle, we cleansed the stain of slavery from our land. the united states was the first nation to recognize brazil's independence. and set up a diplomatic outpost in this country. the first head of state to visit the united states was the leader of brazil done pedro ii. in the second world war, our brave men and women fought side by side for freedom. and after the war, both of our nations struggled to achieve the full blessings of liberty. on the streets of the united states, men and women marched and bled and some died. so that every citizen could enjoy the same freedoms and opportunities. no
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Mar 25, 2011 9:53am EDT
at america. what interestingde tail inu t 2010 count, the growth of the hispanic population, more than 50 million. hispanics account for more than half the nation's growth in the last ten years. and it's one of the great questions of our time. which is cheaper? target or walmart? a study shows target winning that battle. >>> let's start i libya where allied warplanes have been dropping bombs on the outskirts of tripoli today. air strikes targeted libyan armored vehicles in the town of ajdabiya. 350,000 people fled the violence ing a and the u.s. is tak big step towards its goal of handing over leadership of the military action there. nato will begin enforcing the no-fly zone and should be full any charge of that mission with a few days. >>> that allows the unit states to give up some of its command as president obama pledged. for now the u.s.-led coalition will still be responsible for attacking gadhafi's troops if they are seen as an imminent threat to civilians. somene arab states have questiod the use of force, but the white house says it's saving lives. >> a massacre in benghazi was p
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Mar 5, 2011 10:00am EST
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Mar 6, 2011 5:00pm EST
does that mean for the u.s.? consider this your simple explainer to on the oil problem in america. starting with. this the u.s. is a huge oil producer. >> wither number three behind russia and saudi arabia, u.s. would be three, major producer we consume ber-- about 19 or 20 million mile a day. this is john kingston. let's replay a key point he made. >> number three behind russia and saudi arabia. >> reporter: united states is the third largest oil producer in the world, pumps out about 8 or 9 million barrels a day but the united states uses 19 to 20 million barrels a day. >> we have to import foreign oil because even though we are a large producer, we are the largest consumer. >> reporter: vast majority of that u.s. oil consumption happens here at the gas pump and where the u.s. is making some progress. by the year 2016, new cars must average 35.5 miles per gallon that could save 1 million barrels of oil a day but some experts say that's far from enough. >> every president since richard nixon has been saying we need to break our dependence on oil. and start moving toward cleaner,
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Mar 23, 2011 11:00am EDT
inadvertently told america just how amazing it was. was it ever. and still is, in so many ways. the health care debate helped field the tea party movement. it paved the way for a shellacing of democrats. it was just this past january that the newly elected republican house voted to repeat what republicans called obamacare. >> the american people flat out rejected to congress to sweep through legislation without engaging the american people. >> and that's not all. florida and 25 other states filed lawsuits alleging the affordable health care act is unconstitutional. various judges have ruled in various ways and that surely means a final decision on health care will receive the routine court slap. oh, the memories. this will surely play a role in the 2012 campaign. just this morning mitt romney and tom pawlenty blasted the law, saying it calls for repe s repeals. so today, was the health care battle worth it? facebook.com/carolcnn. i'll read your responses later this hour. >> they said if they just get to know the bill, they'll like it better, that this is a huge accomplishment. but still, a yea
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Mar 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
news later today. at the top the hour the national urban league releases annual state of black america report at howard yoompt. early outlook shows blacks faring slightly worse than whites than last year. >>> tea party and potential presidential candidate michelle bachm bachmann rally at noon at the u.s. capitol. and opening day for the major league baseball season today. >>> the start of baseball season but, boy, the weather is nasty in parts of the country! reynolds! what is up with that? >> absolutely. we have a stationary front draping across parts of the southeast and rough weather and hasn't been just today but the past several days. we have the video to prove it. let's go right to it. had a little bit of wind damage at the same time. also had hail damage across parts of central florida. it has been a big mess for a lot of people. they haven't had the opportunity to get out and clean up just yet. reason why is because we have another line of intense storms going through. you see the airport there where the planes turned over by strong straight line winds and potential for not onl
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Mar 3, 2011 1:00pm EST
for my trip to latin america this month, which will be an opportunity to strengthen our security cooperation throughout the region. mr. president, thank you for your partnership, and for deepening the bonds between our countries. which only grow stronger each time that we meet. now before i turn over to president calderon, i want to address the situation in libya. the united states and the entire world continues to be outraged by the appalling violence against the libyan people. the united states is helping to lead an international effort to deter further violence. put in place unprecedented sanctions to hold the gadhafi government accountable, and support the aspirations of the libyan people. we are also responding quickly to the urgent humanitarian needs that are developing. tens of thousands of people from many different countries are fleeing libya, and we commend the governments of tunisia and egypt for their response, even as they go through their own political transitions. i have, therefore, approved the use of u.s. military aircraft to help move egyptians who have fled to
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